Energy conservation and the wise use of energy are two of the main principles in the construction and ongoing conversation at Cascade Meadow. These guiding principles are what will enable us to reduce the environmental impact of our energy resource production (such as pollution from burning fossil fuels) and keep energy rates affordable.
With the help of Rochester Public Utilities, Cascade Meadow was able to receive rebates on qualifying energy efficient projects within the facility. These helped to offset the higher expense of installing those more energy efficient options.
There are many good, local sources of information when it comes to conserving energy around the home or in a business.
- Rochester Public Utilities: page on conservation
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: saving energy in the home
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: links to energy saving in other settings
- Environmental Protection Agency: reducing your energy impact
- Minnesota Department of Commerce-Division of Energy Resources: information and assistance to residents, builders, utilities, non-profits, and policy makers on home improvements, financial assistance, renewable energy technologies, policy initiatives, and utility regulations